September 23, 2004

Learn to Drive at WNCC

Young drivers can prepare for the challenges of driving (and driver license testing) in the Western Nevada Community College Driver Training Program. The non-credit course meets Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Carson City campus.

WNCC's Driver Training Program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver's license. The course, based on the nationally-recognized "Drive Right" program, uses lectures, videos, interactive CDs and computerized driving simulators to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The instructor will also discuss the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Class discussions include peer pressure and high-risk activities. Guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.

Injuries from teenage motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading public health problem for young people in the United States. In 2000, the most recent year for which this information is available, 40 percent of all deaths of 16-19 year-olds were related to motor vehicles. 5,933 teenagers died in motor vehicle accidents in 2002.

Cost for the class is $95. The class is open to students ages 15 and over.

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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